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Notable Birthdays - 1795

1795James Knox Polk, NC, 11th American President (D) (1845-1849)

1795Thomas Carlyle, Scotland, essayist/historian (French Revolution)

1795James Gordon Bennett, Sr., Keith Scotland, American newspaper publisher (New York Herald)

1795John Keats, London, England, romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn), (d. 1821)

1795 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 6
Anselme Payen, French chemist (d. 1871) 
Jan 15
Willem de Clerq, Dutch merchant/man of letters 
Jan 15
Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (d. 1829) 
Jan 15
Aleksandr Griboyedov, Gore ot uma 
Jan 18
Anna Paulowna Romanova, monarch of Russia/daughter of Tsar Paul I 
Feb 3
Antonio José de Sucre, South American independence leader (d. 1830) 
Feb 5
Wilhelm Karl Ritter von Haidinger, Austrian mineralogist (d. 1871) 
Feb 8
Friedlieb F Runge, German chemist (Chinoline) 
Feb 8
Moritz G [Moses] Saphir, Hungarian journalist/serial writer 
Feb 10
Ary Scheffer, Dutch painter/etcher/sculptor 
Feb 15
Charles Niellon, Belgian brigade general (10 day campaign) 
Feb 18
George Peabody, South Danvers Mass, merchant/philanthropist 
Feb 21
Francisco Manuel da Silva, composer 
Mar 14
Rubert Lucas Pearsall, composer 
Mar 23
Leopold Jansa, composer 
Mar 28
Georg Heinrich Pertz, German historian (d. 1876) 
Apr 5
Henry Havelock, British soldier (War in Afghanistan 1838-39) 
Apr 19
Christian Gottfried Ehrenburg, German zoologist 
Apr 21
Vincenzo Pallotti, Italian saint 
Apr 28
Charles Sturt, England, explorer (Australia) 
May 7
Gerhard M Roentgen, industrialist (founder dockyard Fijenoord) 
May 10
Jacques-Nicolas-Augustin Thierry, historian 
May 13
Joshua Ratoon Sands, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1883 
May 13
Gérard Paul Deshayes, French geologist (d. 1875) 
May 15
Adolf B Marx, German music theorist 
May 19
Johns Hopkins, philanthropist, founded Johns Hopkins University 
May 23
Charles Barry, architect 
Jun 12
John Marston Jr, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1885 
Jun 13
Thomas Arnold, English educator/historian (History of Rome) 
Jun 24
Ernst Heinrich Weber, German anatomist and physiologist (d. 1878) 
Jul 25
James Barry, female disguised as a man, surgeon general (British army) 
Aug 16
Heinrich August Marschner, composer 
Aug 16
Heinrich Marschner, The Vampyr: A Soap Opera 
Aug 22
Abraham Capadose, physician/missionary 
Aug 28
Joannes A Paredis, Belgian Bishop of Roermond 
Sep 1
James Gordon Bennett, Sr., Keith Scotland, American newspaper publisher (New York Herald) 
Sep 4
Friedrich [August] von Alberti, German geologist (Triasic Age) 
Sep 6
Frances Wright, English writer and lecturer (d. 1852) 
Sep 17
Giuseppi Saverio Rafaele Mercadante, composer 
Sep 20
Charles Heinrich Christoph Zeuner, composer 
Sep 20
Peter of Limburg Brouwer, physician/classical/author 
Sep 23
Alexander Twilight, minister and politician, first African American to graduate and to hold public office, born Corinth Vermont (d.1857) 
Oct 5
Alexander Keith, Scottish-born Canadian brewer (d. 1873) 
Oct 15
Frederik Willem IV, king of Prussia (1840-61)/Germany (1849-61) 
Oct 16
William Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (d. 1876) 
Oct 26
Nicolaos Mantzaros, composer 
Oct 28
Leonardus A Lightenvelt, minister of RC Worship (1848 . .53) 
Oct 31
John Keats, London, England, romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn), (d. 1821) 
Oct 31
John Keats, La belle dame sans merci 
Nov 2
James Knox Polk, NC, 11th American President (D) (1845-1849) 
Nov 9
Walter Geikie, Scottish painter 
Nov 24
Josif Josifovich Genishta, composer 
Nov 26
Carl P Fohr, German painter 
Nov 26
Cornelis P J Elout, Dutch military/resident of West Sumatra 
Nov 28
Adolf Bernhard Marx, composer 
Dec 3
Rowland Hill, introduced 1st adhesive postage stamp (1840) 
Dec 4
Thomas Carlyle, Scotland, essayist/historian (French Revolution) 
Dec 8
Jacques Francois Gallay, composer 
Dec 8
Peter Andreas Hansen, Danish astronomer (d. 1874) 
Dec 21
Leopold von Ranke, German historian (d. 1886) 
Dec 22
Thomas Ainsworth, English/Neth industrialist (Twentse textile) 
Dec 23
Philippe Vandermaelen, Flemish cartographer (Atlas Universel) 
7
John Polidori, The Vampyr: A Soap Opera 
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